How to register your phone number

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WhatsApp requires an active phone number to create an account. We send you a registration code to confirm that you own the phone number you want to use on WhatsApp.
How to register
You can register one of three ways:
  • With a missed call.
  • With a voice call.
  • With an SMS.
You must verify your phone number to begin using WhatsApp.
To verify your phone number:
  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Press Terms & Policy to read our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  3. Press Agree to accept our Terms and continue.
  4. Press Choose a country.
  5. Search for or select your country and press SELECT COUNTRY.
  6. Enter your phone number.
    • Press Help if you want to visit our Help Center or Contact us.
  7. Press Next > OK to receive the verification code via SMS.
    • Note: WhatsApp usually sends the verification code via SMS or automated voice call from a phone number with the country code for the country you are registering from.
  8. Enter the 6-digit code from the SMS.
    • If you didn't receive the code, you can press Resend SMS or Call me to have our automated system call you with the code.
  9. Enter your name. Please note:
    • The name limit is 25 characters.
    • You can also add a Profile photo.
  10. Press Done.
Note: The video below is only applicable to WhatsApp users that have a JioPhone or JioPhone 2.

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